Susquehanna Greenway Partners Name Winners Of 2022 Photo Contest

On July 28, the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership  announced the winners of the 11th Annual Photo Contest, Treasured Towns and Landscapes of the Susquehanna Greenway. 

The photo contest drew images from across the Susquehanna Greenway and saw its largest ever submissions count totaling 828 entries.

Entries were presented to a select group of judges where they based their decisions on adherence to the category theme, composition, and quality.

This year’s categories included Treasured River Towns, Treasured Landscapes, Susquehanna Adventures, and Wildlife.

“If you're wondering how scenic the Susquehanna River, the trails along the greenway, and the river towns that dot the waterway are, look no further than the results of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership's 11th Annual Photo Contest,” says one of this year’s judges, Carrie Pauling of “Images for the contest flooded in, ranging from the smallest of water creatures to grand, sweeping landscapes in answer to the call for photos.”

Wes Peterson’s photo from Enola, PA was named the overall Grand Prize winner and the 1st Place winner in the Wildlife Category. The image depicts a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron feeding on a Crayfish on the Lower Section of the Susquehanna River.

Other winners included entries from locations all along the Susquehanna River in PA, such as Plymouth, Bloomsburg, Watsontown, Selinsgrove, Liverpool, Harrisburg, Bainbridge, and Airville.

You can see Wes's photo and the other winners on SGP’s website and on SGP’s Facebook page.

In addition to receiving cash prizes, the contest winners will have their photos printed, framed, and displayed as part of a traveling gallery that will exhibit across the Susquehanna Greenway throughout the year. 

“The photo contest provides a key touchpoint for people in locations all along the river,” explains SGP Director of Communications & Outreach, Alana Jajko, “As the traveling gallery moves from place to place so too do the scenes of the Susquehanna, encouraging viewers to discover the beauty and resources of the Susquehanna River.”

Oren Helbok, Executive Director of The Exchange Gallery, and a judge of this year's contest, is looking forward to hosting the traveling gallery of winners at his gallery in Bloomsburg, PA.

He says, "The images look fine on a computer screen -- how we looked at them while judging, but they will look ever so much better printed large and framed and hanging on the walls here."

The winning images will be on display at The Exchange in March 2023.

This new batch of photos will make their debut in the Susquehanna Greenway Traveling Gallery this October at the Public County for Union County in Lewisburg, PA.

Other upcoming locations for 2022-2023 are posted at the Photo Contest Winners webpage..

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Partnership or  Like them on FacebookClick Here to support their work.

(Photo: Wes Peterson’s photo from Enola, PA was named the overall Grand Prize winner and the 1st Place winner in the Wildlife Category.)

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[Posted: July 28, 2022]


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